Barrier Island Naturalist Application

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Dear Barrier Island Staff Applicant
Thank you so much for considering applying to join our team as a seasonal naturalist! We really appreciate you taking the time to prayerfully consider whether or not this is God's call for you. We want you to know that we will also prayerfully consider each and every application too.

Below is the updated Naturalist Job Description for your reference during the application.

St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center is seeking conservative evangelical Christian Naturalists for the 2017-2018 school year with the Barrier Island Environmental Education Program.  St. Christopher is run by the Diocese of South Carolina and is located 25 miles south of Charleston on Seabrook Island. The campus includes nearly one mile of beach, 100 acres of salt marsh, 200 acres of undisturbed maritime forest, two freshwater ponds, and a freshwater swamp. The year will provide an opportunity to not only gain valuable environmental education experience, but also learn how to be a minister through all walks of life.

Position Duration:
August 13, 2017 - May 19, 2018 (with poss. of extension). 

Instruction in day and evening programs on beach, forest and wetland ecology, astronomy, weather, tracking, and leading team-building challenge courses. Serve on either Housekeeping or Kitchen staff each week to help maintain the center. Assist in animal care, and other programs as assigned.
Time off is provided each week. Additionally, there may be opportunities for weekend work with other programs and guests.  Weekly attendance to the staff bible study, prayer and worship meetings is required.

BA/BS in education or biology/environmental science related fields is ideal. Teaching interest and ability with elementary and middle school aged students and a strong committed love for Jesus is of utmost importance.

Pay & Benefits:
$285 / week
Housing and food provided

Good luck and God bless you in your application process. Please let me know if you have further questions by calling me at (843) 768-1337, or e-mailing me at

Yours in Christ,

David Gardner
Director of Environmental Education

St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center
2810 Seabrook Island Road
Johns Island, SC 29455